Wenger keen to keep hold of Wilshere

The 18-year-old playmaker spent the second half of last season on loan at Bolton Wanderers and has continued to impress Wenger, playing the entire 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Austrian team Sturm Graz on Wednesday.

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.